Mango Iced Tea is a sweet and fruity iced tea recipe made with fresh and juicy mangoes and aromatic black tea. This refreshingly delicious homemade Mango Iced Tea makes a perfect cooling drink to beat the summer heat.
Sipping on this homemade mango iced tea is a delicious way to cool down in the summer. Plus, it is vegan and gluten-free.
Made from scratch, this fruity and rejuvenating summer beverage requires only 5 basic ingredients and 10 minutes of your time! So, when you have sudden guests at home, you can make a big pitcher and serve this drink in no time.
I have given all the important tips, tricks, and variations on this page to make the best mango iced tea at home each time!
About Mango Iced Tea
This is a thirst-quenching drink made of freshly brewed black tea, mango puree, and lime juice. The tropical flavors, freshness, and rejuvenating properties of this sweet make it an ideal drink to sip on a hot day. It can also be served at summer parties, BBQs, picnics at the park, or even for brunches.
Here, sweet and ripened mangoes are pureed and then combined with freshly brewed and sweetened tea. This fruit-flavored iced tea is then served chilled over ice with a spring of mint leaves for added freshness. Making mango flavored tea could not get any simpler!
Nothing can beat a chilled glass of flavored iced tea on a summer afternoon. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can make a big pitcher of this best-tasting mango tea to sip all day long to get instant relief from the scorching heat.
This recipe is the best way to use those ripened sweet mangoes lying on the kitchen counter. And the best part about making mango iced in summer is that you will probably have all the ingredients that you need to make this at home.
I have used freshly pureed mangoes for this recipe, but you can also use canned mango puree or even frozen mangoes for making this sweet flavored tea.
You can make a big batch of this iced tea and store it for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Indians love mangoes and we also love our tea (chai). For many, the day starts with a piping hot masala chai or adrak ilaichi wali chai. For summer afternoons, people prefer chilled or iced tea and the mango tea has everything Indian taste buds crave for!
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This Mango Iced Tea
✓ is vegan, and gluten-free
✓ is made with minimal ingredients
✓ is refreshing, fruity, and delicious
✓ is suitable parties or get-togethers
✓ needs only 10 minutes of effective time
✓ is made from scratch
Mangoes – They are the key ingredient of this fruit-flavored iced tea recipe. You can use any non-fibrous mangoes for making homemade mango puree. I have used ripe mangoes to make mango puree. You can also use store-bought mango puree or even thick mango juice.
Tea – I have used earl gray tea bags for making a healthier version of this tea. You can also use black tea leaves or tea bags. English breakfast tea or green tea bags can also be used here.
Lemon juice – You will need freshly squeezed citrus juice for freshening up this recipe. I used lemon juice here, but you can use both lemon and lime juice.
Sweetener – I have added white granulated sugar to the tea. You can also use healthier alternatives such as maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar. Sugar can also be replaced with simple syrup. Or if the mangoes you are using are super sweet, then you can completely omit adding the sweetener.
Water - Regular tap water can be used to brew tea.
How to make Homemade Mango Iced Tea
Making mango iced tea from scratch is super easy. You will need only 10 minutes to whip up this iced tea recipe. This is what you will need to do in 5 easy and simple steps:
Step 1 – Add water to a pan and bring it to a boil. Add black tea leaves or bags and turn off the heat. Cover the pan with the lid, and let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
Step 2 – Deseed the mango, and cut it into chunks. Add the chopped mango pieces to a blender and puree until smooth. You can also add 1-2 tablespoons of water to it. Mango puree is ready.
Step 3 – Pour the tea base into the pitcher. Add sugar and lemon juice and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Step 4 – Add mango puree and mix well. Refrigerate the mango tea for 2-4 hours or until chilled.
Step 5 – Fill a tall serving glass with ice cubes. Pour the chilled mango tea into ice-filled glasses. Add a sprig of mint for freshness, and enjoy immediately!
For a full list of Mango Iced Tea recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.
Mango Iced Tea Varieties
This recipe makes a simple mango iced tea. With this recipe, you can make other variations of mango tea. _Below are some options: _
Mango Mint Iced Tea – Add fresh mint leaves to mangoes while pureeing and follow the rest of the recipe.
Mango Raspberry Iced Tea – To make mango raspberry iced tea, muddle some fresh raspberries and add them to the iced-filled glass before pouring the iced tea.
Mango Strawberry Iced Tea – Making mango Strawberry iced tea is fairly simple. Muddle 3-4 fresh strawberries and add them to the serving glass and then pour chilled mango tea over it. Stir and enjoy! Instead of fresh strawberries, you can also use Strawberry puree.
Mango Peach Iced Tea – Add peach puree or peach nectar to the tea base along with the mango puree. The rest of the recipe will be the same.
This homemade mango sweet tea tastes best when served fresh. You can also store the leftovers, this tea stays fresh for up to 3-4 days when stored covered in the refrigerator. To store, place the leftovers in the glass jar, cover it with the lid and refrigerate.
Mango Iced Tea Cocktail
Love cocktails and teas both? Mango tea cocktail is for you. To turn this tea into a mango iced tea cocktail, add an ounce of rum (or even mango rum), and an ounce of whisky to each of the iced tea glasses and stir. You can also add some tequila or vodka to make a spiked mango iced tea drink.
Helpful tips, and tricks to make the best-tasting Mango Iced Tea
Tea: I used earl grey tea in this recipe. You can also swap it with black tea bags. Green tea can also be used in this recipe.
Mango: I have used ripe mangoes to make mango puree. If fresh mangoes are not in season, then you can also use frozen mango chunks to make mango puree. Homemade mango puree can also be replaced with canned mango puree. Don’t use fibrous mangoes for making puree.
Brew: The tea bags I have used require 3-5 minutes of steeping, so I have brewed tea for 5 minutes. The strength of the tea depends on the brand you are using. You can also brew for more time if you prefer stronger tea. You can also cold brew the tea in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
If you find this iced tea is too strong for you, then you can thin it out using some plain water.
This tea tastes best when you serve it after chilling. However, if you don’t have much time, then you can also serve this sweet tea straight over ice without chilling.
You can add a splash of tequila, white rum, or vodka to make a spiked mango tea recipe.
Sweetener: Instead of sugar, you can also use simple syrup. Adding sugar or any other type of sweetener to this iced tea is entirely optional though. If your mangoes are really sweet then there is no need for adding additional sweetener.
Bubble Iced Tea: To make mango bubble iced tea (mango boba tea), cook the boba pearls and add them to your tea.
Swaps: Mango puree can be swapped with other fruit purees such as peach, strawberry, or raspberry.
Decaf: To make caffeine-free mango tea, use decaffeinated tea bags.
Strain: If the mangoes you are using are fibrous, then make sure to pass the puree through a sieve before adding it to the tea base.
Herbs: Mint or basil leaves can also be added to this mango tea recipe.
Booze: To make an adult tea, you can also add a splash of vodka, tequila, or white rum to this mango tea.
What other fruits can I add to this iced tea?
You can add raspberry, peaches, strawberries, or pineapple to this iced tea along with the mango puree.
Can I use frozen mango chunks to make puree?
Yes, you can certainly do that. This is a wonderful option for the cold months when fresh mangoes are not in season. Simply thaw the mangoes overnight and puree until smooth.
Can I use canned puree instead of fresh mango puree?
Yes, canned mango puree would work just fine in this iced tea recipe. You can even use mango nectar or juice to make this iced tea.
Can I make this ahead?
Surely you can do that! You can always make this tea in advance when making it for a gathering. Just double or triple this recipe. Also, stir the tea right before serving.
What are the best mangoes for mango iced tea?
Any type of sweet and ripe mangoes such as Alphonso or champagne can be used in this recipe. Just make sure not to use fibrous mangoes, this is because the puree won’t be smooth. If you have fibers in puree, then strain it before adding the tea.
How to make mango puree?
Making mango puree is very simple. Just peel, discard the seeds, and dice or chop the mangoes. Then add chopped mango pieces to a blender and blend until completely smooth. You can also add 1-2 tablespoons of water while blending. Mango puree is ready to use. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days in an airtight container, or freeze it in a ziplock bag or freezer-safe container for up to 6 months.
Does mango iced tea have caffeine?
Yes, mango iced tea contains caffeine because it uses caffeinated tea bags or leaves. To make it decaf, use decaffeinated tea.
Why does my Iced tea taste bitter?
If using tea bags, then always brew the tea as per instructions on the pack. If you brew the loose tea leaves, then brew only for 2 minutes, and then strain the tea leaves.
Mango Iced Tea (Step-by-step photo instructions)
For making Mango Iced Tea
- Add the water to a saucepan, and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, turn off the heat. Add tea bags or leaves to the with the strings hanging over the side of the pot. Cover the pan with the lid or let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes or as per instructions on the package.
- Chop or dice the mangoes and discard the stones. Add the chopped mangoes to a blender or puree until smooth. Mango puree is ready. Tip: If the mangoes you are using are fibrous, then also pass the puree through a sieve.
- After 5 minutes, discard the tea bags, and pour the tea base into the pitcher. Also add sugar, lemon juice and stir until sugar is dissolved completely.
- Add mango puree to the pitcher and mix well until well combined. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until chilled.
- Fill the tall serving glasses with ice cubes. Pour the chilled mango iced tea into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with a sprig of mint or a slice of lemon/lime. Enjoy immediately.